“Capital,” by John Lanchester, Truly Pays O– Oh, I’m too tired to find a pun; just BUY IT; it’s great
Posted by Lizzie on 06/08/12
England has always reveled in its drawing-room dramas, from Jane Austen’s social minefields to E.M. Forster’s Howards End to Upstairs, Downstairs — and yes, the blockbuster Downton Abbey.
John Lanchester’s brilliant Capital, set on a once-ordinary London block whose housing prices have skyrocketed, has the distinction of being the first brick-and-mortar novel set squarely in our current times.
CAPITAL is just a truly terrific novel. Buy it right away. And when you have a chance, listen to My Review of It At All Things Considered: Right On The Money: A ‘Capital’ Book For Our Times : NPR.